Just had to call one of my candidates to let them know they were unsuccessful for a role they'd been interviewing for.
I say "just had to call" this is a post I wrote immediately after it happened and then scheduled to appear at least 4 months into the future so this happened a while back.
Calling candidates to let them know they've been unsuccessful for their interview isn't something new to me but on this occasion it was particularly disappointing as I felt the candidate was a really good match for the job in question.
He was/is a Lean Manufacturing expert and the contract we had him in line for a key contract for the company and a flagship project.
The hiring manager had interviewed and also had the benefit of his colleagues in the interview to give their opinion but at the end of the day it came down to my clients gut instinct and there was something that made him conclude it wasn’t an ideal match.
Back to square one.